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Smith, Joseph

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSmith, JosephJoseph SmithSmith, Joseph  (1805–44) a US religious leader who started the mormon religion. He described how an angel showed him where two golden tablets (=flat pieces of metal with words cut into them) were buried in a hill in the state of New York. He translated the writing on the tablets and it became the Book of Mormon, the holy book of the Mormon religion see also Mormon
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